Owen Smith

Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

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Pontypridd Labour

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Last updated: 29 Jun 2017

Recent appearances

  • Northern Ireland: Political Situation 3 Jul 2017

    I thank the Secretary of State for advance sight of his statement and for his welcome efforts to keep me regularly updated on progress in the talks. I know that the Secretary of State, the Irish Foreign Minister, Simon Coveney, and all of the parties have been working hard to try to narrow the gap on the outstanding issues, in particular on languages, culture and identity. I welcome the fact...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Belfast Agreement: Impartiality 28 Jun 2017

    May I begin by paying tribute to Northern Ireland Members from all parties who lost their seats at the election? I pay particular tribute to Mark Durkan, who served this Parliament and Northern Irish politics with such distinction for so long. I also welcome all new Members from Northern Ireland to the House. I do not doubt for a minute the good faith of the Secretary of State, and I wish him...
  • Oral Answers to Questions — Northern Ireland: Belfast Agreement: Impartiality 28 Jun 2017

    I acknowledge all the points the Secretary of State has just made, but he knows from his experience and mine that trust is absolutely vital in Northern Ireland, and there is a danger that that trust between parties and in the Governments will be eroded over time if one party is seen as having the ear of the Government. Transparency is the key to avoiding that, so can he commit that, in...

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Labour MP for Pontypridd

Entered the House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election

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Topics of interest

Owen Smith campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

  • Wales
  • Department for Work and Pensions
  • Treasury
  • HM Treasury
  • Health
  • Universal Credit
  • Departmental Procurement
  • Child Care
  • Children: Maintenance
  • Welfare Tax Credits

Currently held offices

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (since 14 Jun 2017)

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (14 Sep 2015 to 27 Jun 2016)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Wales (14 May 2012 to 14 Sep 2015)
  • Shadow Minister (Wales) (8 Oct 2010 to 7 Oct 2011)
  • Member, Welsh Affairs Committee (12 Jul 2010 to 28 Nov 2011)

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  • Has spoken in 20 debates in the last year — average amongst MPs. See all Owen Smith’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 10 written questions in the last year — average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2015, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 88.89% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — average amongst MPs.
  • This MP’s speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 259 times in debates — above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 31 Jul 2017.

2. (a) Support linked to an MP but received by a local party organisation or indirectly via a central party organisation
Name of donor: GMB
Address of donor: GMB National Office, 22 Stephenson Way, Euston NW1 2HD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 07 July 2017)
2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)
Name of donor: Edwards Coaches Ltd
Address of donor: Newtown Industrial Estate, Llantwit Fardre, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff CF38 2EE

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: in support of my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party, £6,000 in paying the cost of contact lists.

Date received: 21 July 2016

Date accepted: 21 July 2016

Donor status: company, registration 04045308

(Registered 01 September 2016)
Name of donor: Quatro Public Relations Ltd
Address of donor: Leigh Saxton Green LLP, Mutual House, 70 Conduit Street, London W1S 2GF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Secondment of one member of staff, between 20 July and 21 September 2016, to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party. The gross value of this secondment is £9,654.12.

Date received: 20 July 2016

Date accepted: 5 August 2016

Donor status: company, registration 06056821

(Registered 01 September 2016)
Name of donor: Anthony Watson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £67,550 in paying the rental, phone and internet costs of an office during my campaign for the leadership of the Labour Party. This amount covers the period 22 July 2016 to 30 September 2016.

Date received: 22 July 2016

Date accepted: 5 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 01 September 2016; updated 08 September 2016)
Name of donor: Edwards Coaches Ltd
Address of donor: Newtown Industrial Estate, Llantwit Fardre, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff CF38 2EE

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 25 July 2016

Date accepted: 22 August 2016

Donor status: company, registration 04045308

(Registered 16 September 2016)
Name of donor: Mary Rainey
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 25 July 2016

Date accepted: 22 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 16 September 2016)
Name of donor: Trevor Chinn
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £12,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 25 July 2016

Date accepted: 22 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 16 September 2016)
Name of donor: Greg Dyke
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 25 July 2016

Date accepted: 22 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 16 September 2016)
Name of donor: David Williams
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,500 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 26 July 2016

Date accepted: 22 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 16 September 2016)
Name of donor: Charlie Parsons
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 26 July 2016

Date accepted: 22 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 16 September 2016)
Name of donor: Betterworld Ltd
Address of donor: 14 St Mary's Street, Stamford PE9 2DF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 29 July 2016

Date accepted: 22 August 2016

Donor status: company, registration 03408967

(Registered 16 September 2016)
Name of donor: Charlie Parsons
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 1 August 2016

Date accepted: 22 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 16 September 2016)
Name of donor: Trevor Chinn
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £6,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 1 August 2016

Date accepted: 22 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 16 September 2016)
Name of donor: Sean Wadsworth
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £50,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 4 August 2016

Date accepted: 22 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 16 September 2016)
Name of donor: Charlie Parsons
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £20,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 11 August 2016

Date accepted: 22 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 16 September 2016)
Name of donor: Alexander Michael Silverleaf QC
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 11 August 2016

Date accepted: 22 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 16 September 2016)
Name of donor: Susan Parsons
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 12 August 2016

Date accepted: 26 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 September 2016)
Name of donor: Anthony Langham
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 12 August 2016

Date accepted: 26 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 September 2016)
Name of donor: Sir Maurice Blank
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £25,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 16 August 2016

Date accepted: 26 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 September 2016)
Name of donor: Robert Reynolds
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 17 August 2016

Date accepted: 26 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 September 2016)
Name of donor: Sir Sigmund Sternberg
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 17 August 2016

Date accepted: 26 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 September 2016)
Name of donor: Steve Groves
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 17 August 2016

Date accepted: 26 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 September 2016)
Name of donor: GMB
Address of donor: 22 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £50,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 17 August 2016

Date accepted: 26 August 2016

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 20 September 2016)
Name of donor: Bonus Ltd
Address of donor: Pyramid House, 956 High Road, London N12 9RX

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £37,500 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 17 August 2016

Date accepted: 26 August 2016

Donor status: company, registration 04416864

(Registered 20 September 2016)
Name of donor: Stephen Perry
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £22,500 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 19 August 2016

Date accepted: 30 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 September 2016)
Name of donor: Glenn Elliott
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 21 August 2016

Date accepted: 30 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 September 2016)
Name of donor: Jonathan Goldstein
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £30,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 22 August 2016

Date accepted: 30 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 September 2016)
Name of donor: Jeremy Breaks
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 22 August 2016

Date accepted: 30 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 September 2016)
Name of donor: Patrick Allen
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,500 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 22 August 2016

Date accepted: 30 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 September 2016)
Name of donor: Sir David Garrard
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £25,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 23 August 2016

Date accepted: 30 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 September 2016)
Name of donor: Georgina Black
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £100,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 24 August 2016

Date accepted: 30 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 September 2016)
Name of donor: Edwards Coaches Ltd
Address of donor: Newtown Industrial Estate, Llantwit Fardre, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taff CF38 2EE

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: provision of a bus for my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party, including associated travel costs and cost of wrapping the bus, total value £5,851

Date received: 30 August 2016

Date accepted: 30 August 2016

Donor status: company, registration 04045308

(Registered 20 September 2016)
Name of donor: Edward Morgan
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: helping to film a video for my campaign for leadership of the Labour Part, including associated travel and accommodation expenses, value 2,050

Date received: 30 August 2016

Date accepted: 30 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 September 2016)
Name of donor: Clive Hollick
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,500 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 25 August 2016

Date accepted: 5 September 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 September 2016)
Name of donor: David Blunkett
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 25 August 2016

Date accepted: 5 September 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 September 2016)
Name of donor: Allamhouse Ltd
Address of donor: Wyke Way Melton West Business Park, Melton, Hull HU14 3BQ

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £100,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 1 September 2016

Date accepted: 5 September 2016

Donor status: company, registration 07042898

(Registered 20 September 2016)
Name of donor: Trevor Chinn
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 1 September 2016

Date accepted: 5 September 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 September 2016)
Name of donor: Evan M Davies
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 23 August 2016

Date accepted: 6 September 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 September 2016)
Name of donor: Barbara Follett
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 18 August 2016

Date accepted: 15 September 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 September 2016)
Name of donor: Patrick Carter
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 2 September 2016

Date accepted: 15 September 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 20 September 2016)
Name of donor: GMB
Address of donor: 22 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: digital outreach in support of my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party, total value £3,800

Date received: 8 September 2016

Date accepted: 8 September 2016

Donor status: trade union

(Registered 03 October 2016)
Name of donor: Peter Brooker
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party (registered together with donation accepted on 8 September 2016)

Date received: 10 August 2016

Date accepted: 30 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 October 2016)
Name of donor: Peter Brooker
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party (registered together with donation accepted on 30 August 2016)

Date received: 31 August 2016

Date accepted: 8 September 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 October 2016)
Name of donor: Charles Myatt
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party (registered together with donation accepted on 14 September 2016)

Date received: 8 August 2016

Date accepted: 19 August 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 October 2016)
Name of donor: Charles Myatt
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party (registered together with donation accepted on 19 August 2016)

Date received: 30 August 2016

Date accepted: 14 September 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 October 2016)
Name of donor: Gurnek Bains
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 8 September 2016

Date accepted: 14 September 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 October 2016)
Name of donor: Stephen Kinsella
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 8 September 2016

Date accepted: 14 September 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 October 2016)
Name of donor: Sean Wadsworth
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £50,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 9 September 2016

Date accepted: 14 September 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 October 2016)
Name of donor: Matthew Oakeshott
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 13 September 2016

Date accepted: 3 October 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 October 2016)
Name of donor: Graham Cole
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 15 September 2016

Date accepted: 3 October 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 October 2016)
Name of donor: Charlie Parsons
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 15 September 2016

Date accepted: 3 October 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 October 2016)
Name of donor: Peter Brooker
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 16 September 2016

Date accepted: 3 October 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 October 2016)
Name of donor: Steven Moffat
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 17 September 2016

Date accepted: 3 October 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 October 2016)
Name of donor: Sue Moffat
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 17 September 2016

Date accepted: 3 October 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 03 October 2016)
Name of donor: Waheed Alli
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 15 August 2016

Date accepted: 12 September 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 07 October 2016)
Name of donor: Betterworld Ltd
Address of donor: 14 St Mary's Street, Stamford PE9 2DF

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 21 September 2016

Date accepted: 7 October 2016

Donor status: company, registration 03408967

(Registered 07 October 2016)
Name of donor: Alan Massie
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £25,000 in respect of my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 19 October 2016

Date accepted: 16 November 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 December 2016)
Name of donor: Mary Rainey
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000 in respect of my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 3 November 2016

Date accepted: 29 November 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 December 2016)
Name of donor: Trevor Chinn
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,000 to support my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 4 November 2016

Date accepted: 29 November 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 December 2016)
Name of donor: Peter Brooker
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000 in respect of my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 8 November 2016

Date accepted: 29 November 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 December 2016)
Name of donor: Charlie Parsons
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 in respect of my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 8 November 2016

Date accepted: 29 November 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 December 2016)
Name of donor: Anthony Langham
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,000 in respect of my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 11 November 2016

Date accepted: 29 November 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 09 December 2016)
Name of donor: Ian Rosenblatt
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 in respect of my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 18 November 2016

Date accepted: 16 December 2016

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 January 2017)
Name of donor: Graham Cole
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 in respect of my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 3 January 2017

Date accepted: 5 January 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 05 January 2017)
Name of donor: Mr G Robinson
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 in respect of my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 20 February 2017

Date accepted: 20 March 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 11 April 2017)
Name of donor: John Stevens
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 in respect of my campaign for leadership of the Labour Party

Date received: 10 May 2017

Date accepted: 7 June 2017

Donor status: individual

(Registered 04 July 2017)
Name of donor: More United Ltd.
Address of donor: 49 Knatchbull Road, London, SE5 9QR

Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £6500

Date received: 23 May 2017

Date accepted: 15 June 2017

Donor status: company, registration 10285790.

(Registered 07 July 2017)

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